Thursday, July 13, 2017

IFTD 2017 Best In Show Award goes to @sageflyfish for the Salt HD flyrod! Congratulations to the folks at Sage!!! . #IFTD17 #BestInShow #awardsceremony #SaltHD #flyrod #flyfishing #AFFTA


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Finally got to check out some @diamondbackrods in person! The unconventional Link Grip design on the Clout series lends a tremendous amout of sensitivity to the rod! . #DiamondbackRods #Clout #LinkGrip #flyrods #flyfishing #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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@taylorflyfishing is having a strong showing this year with new reels, rods and their own branded line backing! . #TaylorFlyFishing #TaylorReels #flyfishing #flyrods #flyreels #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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Checking out the new to the show Q Series of rods from @loop_tackle. The folks at Loop have developed an entry level offering to get you into a Loop fly rod for under $230!! They didn't cut any corners, either. With the light weight and matte finish you're going to get a quality rod. . #LoopFlyRods #LoopArmy #flyrods #flyreels #shootingheads #flyfishing #flygear #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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The kind folks at @llbean invited me to attend their luncheon again this year. They have some great new products lined up for 2018 like a seat back rod organizer for your truck, a gear satchel optimized for surf fishing and this 2018 Collector's Edition Knife Set! Thanks for another great lunch, L. L. Bean!! . #LLBean #luncheon#ChristmasListDone #flyfishing #flygear #CollectorsEdition #KnifeSet #IFTD17 #ICAST2017 #SuburbanAngling .


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Checking out the updates to the G Series of rods from @scottflyrods. Naturally, I gravitated to the 2 weight, but the heavy rods are sweet casters as well!! . #ScottFlyRods #flyrod #flyfishing #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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Had to check out the @FairFlies booth after seeing one of their videos. 5 materials are packed into these brushes!! Originally designed for Salmon and Steelhead in the PNW, they're finding that the possibilities in other fisheries are nearly limitless! Can't wait to try some in the Florida marshes!! . #FairFlies #EthicallySourced #flies #flytying #flytyingjunkie #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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From feather's to flies this morning! Turrall Fishing Flies out of the UK was displaying at the show. Maker's of fine flies, bamboo flyboxes and prepackaged fly selections. Odds are good if you buy flies, you've fished a Turrall! . #TurrallFlies #flies #flyboxes #fishingflies #flyfishing #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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Need tying feather's? The guys at Ewing Feather Birds have your feathers!! . #EwingFeatherBirds #flytying #feathers #flytyingjunkie #IFTD17 #flyfishing #SuburbanAngling


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Got to check out the new flyboxes from @plandfishingsolutionsllc. These big boxes contain either a shepard's hook or silicon slot to hold and protect articulated and tube flies. Awesome idea! . #PlanD #FishingSolutions #flybox #articulatedfly #streamers #IFTD17 #flyfishing #flygear #SuburbanAngling


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@korkersfootwear introduced the new WRAPTR one piece wading boot at this year's IFTD!! It's a very lightweight yet tough and durable wading boot with only a single seam! . #Korkers #WRAPTR #wadingboots #flygear #flyfishing #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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I met with the new owner of Ty-Rite, the knot tying aid that's been around for more than 50 years! If you have any trouble with your clinch knots slipping, this is the tool to help you out!! . #Ty-Rite #flyfishingtools #knottying #flyfishing #flytying #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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@hardyfishing 's new Ultralight series of reels certainly caught my attention today! . #HardyFlyFishing #flyreels #flyrods #ultralight #flyfishing #IFTD17 #SuburbanAngling


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So, in case the @tackyflyfish Big Bug Box wasn't big enough for you, they introduced the Predator Box at the show this year! Designed with articulated streamers and large fresh and saltwater flies in mind, the new Predator Box will hold your biggest flies with ease!! . #ThePredatorBox #Tacky #TackyFlyFishing #BigFliesBigFish #IFTD17 #flyfishing #suburbanangling


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@templeforkoutfitters has released a new line of saltwater rods!! The AxiomII series are available in 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 weight and the $340-$360 price point includes a rodtube! I may have to count some pennies for that 6 weight!!! . #TFO #TempleForkOutfitters #flyrods #flyreels #saltwater #flyfishing #IFTD17 #ICAST2017 #SuburbanAngling


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The folks at @patagonia have developed a pair of waders that pack down into a stuff sack! Finally, waders for backpacking flyfishers!!! . #Patagonia #MiddleFork #Packable #Waders #flyfishing #backpacking #traveling #IFTD17 #flygear #SuburbanAngling


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Finally got to meet Scott from @vedavoogear!! This Vedavoo x Water Master Beast Sling (left) is made from material scraps leftover from the construction of Water Master's inflatable row boats! Made and Repurposed in America!! . #Vedavoo #VedavooTorchBarers #BeastSling #WaterMaster #IFTD17 #flyfishing #flyfishinggear #slingpack #repurposed #SuburbanAngling


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Stopped by the @flymenfishingco booth to check out their latest products! Faux Bucktail, Howitzer Popping Heads and finished Double Barrel poppers! Awesome stuff that I can't wait to try!! . #FlymenFishingCo #IFTD17 #flytying #flytyingmaterials #flytyingjunkie #DoubleBarrelPopper #FauxBucktail #HowitzerPopper #SuburbanAngling


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Always good to catch up with Thomas and the guys from @diablops!! . #IFTD17 #ICAST2017 #DiabloPaddleSports #kayaks #paddleboards #sup #fishing #flyfishing #SuburbanAngling


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First stop is the @stealthflyproducts booth. This company is changing the way fly tying hooks are sold!! The eco-friendly black finish is a definite bonus!! . #IFTD17 #StealthFlyProducts #flytying #hooks #flyfishing #flytyingjunkie #SuburbanAngling


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View of IFTD from the Press Room! . #IFTD17 #FlyTackle #flyfishing #flyfishinglifestyle #SuburbanAngling


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017 IFTD Demo Day on the water at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida. . #IFTD17 #IFTD #DemoDay #flyfishing #FlycishFL


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The @simmsfishing bus parked right on the green! I'm glad to hear that Simms is planning to expand their lines into larger sizes! Maybe I'll finally be able to get some Simms gear!! . #Simms #simmsfishing #Flyfishing #flygear #boots #waders #outerwear #SuburbanAngling #IFTD17 #DemoDay


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Another new this year rod is the @gloomisfly IMX-Pro. I cast both the 5 and 6 weight and really enjoyed the action on these rods!! . #GLoomis #IMXPro #Flyrod #Flyfishing #IFTD17 #DemoDay #SuburbanAngling


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@orvisflyfishing Helios 3F 8 weight with @ScientificAnglers new bonefish line was an incredibly smooth system!! . #ScientificAnglers #OrvisHelios3F #8weight #Flyrod #flyline #Flyfishing #SuburbanAngling #IFTD17 #DemoDay


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The new Center Axis rod from Waterworks Lamson

This new Center Axis rod and reel setup from @waterworkslamson has a very different feel when cast side-by-side with an identical traditional setup!
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New Sage SaltHD rods!

Sage Fly Fish brought out some of their new SaltHD rods with an update to last year's new Konnetic Technology. Very soft, easy cast on this 7 weight saltwater rod!
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Casting a new offering from Hardy Fishing

Casting a new offering from Hardy Fishing The new Ultralight Series of rods. This 9' 5 weight cast beautifully with a very delicate presentation!
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Gearing up for the 7am start at the IFTD Demo Day!!

Gearing up for the 7am start at the IFTD Demo Day!!
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Got a few chasers...

It stopped raining long enough to get some lunch break casting in!! Got a few chasers and bumps, but no takes.

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Museum of Osteology

This was one of my favorite displays from our visit to the Museum of Osteology yesterday! I've wanted a rearticulated fish skeleton for a few years now, and this big catfish would fill the bill nicely!
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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Replacing the line that tangled with oyster shells.

Picked up an ARC Fishing Bonefish/Redfish line to replace the line that tangled with oyster shells. I'm looking forward to throwing it with my Walters Fly Rods Cinder Creek 8 weight, but now I'm tempted to want a new reel to complete the ensemble!!
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Calm Morning on the Halifax!

Incredibly calm morning on the Halifax! Stark contrast to the 20 mph winds we have every time I string up my flyrod!!!!
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Coastal Art and Craft Beer Festival

We attended the Coastal Art and Craft Beer Festival at Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille in New Smyrna Beach last night. We sampled some great craft brews (lots of Porters and Stouts for me!!) and admired lots of fishy artwork. I was drawn more to the variety of fishing boats moored up in the marina!!!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Learning a new Casting Technique

Spent some time with the Mid-Coast Fly Fishers this morning learning a tension casting technique that should improve my saltwater game. Coming from small stream UL Flyfishing, I need all the help I can get for these salty fish!!
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